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House Republicans Vote to Limit Independent Ethics Panel

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to place a formerly independent body that investigates potential ethics violations by House members under the authority of an ethics office controlled by fellow lawmakers. The non-partisan Office of Congressional Ethics was established 2008 in response to a number of high profile bribery and corruption scandals involving House members. By a vote of 119-74 during a closed-door meeting, the OCE will now be "subject to the...

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